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Put Patients First

posted Jun 17, 2019, 2:30 PM by Dominick Fair

The public comment period for 1557 has officially opened.  The newly proposed regulation focuses on Section 1557 of the Health Care Rights Law, a part of the Affordable Care Act that bans gender discrimination.  This proposal would erase all reference to protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, sex stereotyping, and gender identity.  Learn more here.

Healing Pride, a program partnership between TFC & Heartly House, expands

posted Sep 23, 2018, 5:46 AM by Unknown user

The expanded program now includes support for survivors of intimate partner violence, and is called Healing Pride. It remains free for participants.

The Frederick Center and Heartly House partnership offering a free support group for LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault, sexual abuse, and/or intimate partner violence.

💜 Meetings are facilitated by licensed therapists from Heartly House. 
💜 Participants must perform an telephone intake with Heartly House.
💜 Please call 301-662-8800 to complete the intake.
💜 Location and time will be shared after the intake process.,

Getting to 21 - getting our kids to age 21 in good physical and mental health

posted Aug 22, 2018, 3:54 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Aug 22, 2018, 3:54 PM ]

A part of the Unity Frederick campaign managed by the Frederick County United Way.

All the ways you can contribute to TFC, including gift and estate bequests:

The Frederick Center secures Community Partnership Grant for FY19

posted Jun 17, 2018, 4:14 AM by Unknown user

On May 15th, The Frederick Center was awarded a Community Partnership Grant from Frederick County Division of Citizen Services. The $7,600 grant will help fund Youth Services from July 1, 2018 until June 30th, 2019. Youth Services make up The Frederick Center’s Youth and Young Adult Groups.

In keeping with the transparency of The Frederick Center, the project outcomes we outlined were:
1. Increase Youth Group participation.
2. Increase Young Adult participation.

To achieve these outcomes, the center is dedicated to the following:

Youth Group
• Expand Youth Group.
• Increase LCSW availability.
• Continue providing structured activities, food, and invited speakers.
• Begin communicating to Frederick County Public School’s Gender-Sexuality Alliances
• Continue promoting this program via social media.

Young Adult Group
• Expand to weekly meetings.
• Continue providing facilitated discussions.
• Invite speakers to present information on pertinent topics. 
• Continue promoting program via social media.
• Begin promoting group to area colleges.

Since its beginning, The Frederick Center has set out to support, educate, link, organize, and provide outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community and its allies. The center operates from partnerships, grants, donations, and memberships to achieve its mission and vision. To find out more about the center visit:

The Frederick Center mission is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN 46-1705400) whose mission is to support, educate, link, organize, and provide outreach to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community and its allies. For tax purposes, your donation may be tax deductible under charitable giving law. However, please check with your tax advisor. Additionally, The Frederick Center has exclusive legal control over the entire contribution, which is given irrevocably and without obligation. Pursuant to section 170(f)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, you as the donor did not receive any goods or services in exchange for this donation. Donate.

2018 Ally of the Year Award

posted Jun 11, 2018, 1:05 PM by Dominick Fair

Photo Caption: Di Creedon, pictured, as well as the Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education have been named recipients of The Frederick Center’s “2018 Ally of the Year Award” to be presented June 21 at Trinity Chapel in downtown Frederick.


“Ally of the Year” LGBTQ Awards Presented June 21

The Frederick Center will present the “2018 Ally of the Year Award” at a special event held on Thursday, June 21 from 5-7 at the outdoor labyrinth at Trinity Chapel in downtown Frederick. The Frederick Center, the non-profit LGBTQ resource organization, bestows the award to individuals and entities that support Frederick County’s LGBTQ community.

Kris Fair, chair, board of directors, The Frederick Center, said that two recipients will be honored this year. “We are also pleased to recognize the Frederick County Public Schools Board of Education for its national leadership in the adoption of policy 443, which affirms the rights and protections of transgender students in the school system, as well as Di Creedon, whose generous contributions exemplify what it means to be an ally of the LGBTQ community."

The event is being held in the newly renovated labyrinth in back of Trinity Chapel, located at 10 West Church St. The presentation of awards will take place at 6pm. Refreshments will be served at the event, which is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved across the street to the Community Center of the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ (ERUCC) at 15 W. Church St.

The awards presentation is made possible through the generosity of PNC Bank with additional support from the Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ and Tobacco Free Frederick – Frederick County Health Department. For more information, visit:

Start off Pride month with our annual Silent Auction Party on Friday 6/1!

posted May 21, 2018, 5:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated May 21, 2018, 5:44 PM ]

Friday, June 1 at 6 PM - 9 PM
Delaplaine Arts Center
40 S Carroll St, Frederick, Maryland 21701

Celebrate the start of June Pride festivities, with a fundraiser benefiting The Frederick Center, organizer of Frederick Pride. Enjoy live entertainment, snacks, and a beer & wine cash bar, all while perusing items up for auction. ALL AGES!

How the silent auction works: increasing bids are written on a sheet of paper that is placed next to the item. At the end of the auction (8:15pm), the highest listed bidder wins the item. Items start as low as $5. Mingle during the auction, perusing the items and upping your bid on any items you've been outbid on. At the end of the event your won items will be at the cashier. Pay with cash, check or credit card. Simple, fun, no pressure, a large variety of small to large items.

Volunteers sought for day of Frederick Pride, Saturday June 23

posted May 13, 2018, 5:13 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 6:49 AM ]

Volunteer info here:

Welcoming Frederick all-day conference seeks sponsors

posted Mar 8, 2018, 4:21 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Mar 8, 2018, 4:51 AM ]

Welcoming Frederick is an annaul one-day conference dedicated to providing families and professionals with the tools necessary to build affirming communities for LGBTQ youth and adults.  It  is presented by The Frederick Center, FreeState Justice, the Hood College Studies on Women and Gender (SWAG) Program, and the Hood College Queer Student Union (QSU). Questions to

Welcoming Frederick 2018 will take place at Hood College in the Whitaker Campus Center on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Hood is located at 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, Maryland, 21701. Last year we brought together approximately 100 youth and professionals; this year we are expecting a similar audience.  The event wraps around two LGBTQ youth panels where youth of different age groups relay their real-world experiences with local schools, businesses, and government/non-profit service organizations. Expert-led presentations and breakout sessions address current issues with best-practice actionable plans. Sponsorship form attached, sponsorship levels are $150 and $500.

Nominations for 2017 Ally of the Year

posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:28 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jul 23, 2018, 6:48 AM ]

Now accepting nominations for 2017 Ally of the Year, deadline 3/7/2018.
Nominate here: ** Thank you for your nominations, so many great allies **

The honor of Ally of the Year is given annually to one or more straight community members who have provided outstanding support and assistance to Central Maryland’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) community  The TFC Board selects the award recipients from nominations.  The award will be presented on 6/22.

Note: TFC Board members are not eligible to receive this award, any other ally/non-LGBTQ organization is

2018 Frederick Pride registration

posted Feb 7, 2018, 7:09 AM by Unknown user

Registration for booth and table space for 2018 Frederick Pride, June 23 11am-6pm: 
10x10 booth spaces are $150 until 5/1, sheltered table spaces for non-profit organizations that are not selling anything are $50 until 5/1. 

All spaces are reserved on a first-paid basis, everything sold out last year so don't delay. 

New this year: larger booth sizes are available. Ask questions to

Sign up and pay online:

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